former heyday president tom winchesterPure Fiction Staff Up
the former heyday television President Tom Winchester’s fledgling See-Saw Films-backed indie pure fiction television has signed on to feature Euston Films and Urban Myths Films in its first major play. Euston’s Laura Klimke joined as executive producer and former Urban Myths development exec Yolanda Lee became development executive. Past credits for the pair include ITV’s Sisterbbc threes shipwreck And war of the Worlds. Pure Fiction has also hired development coordinator Musanna Ahmed. The trio will work on a slate focused on “prestige commercial content,” looking for IP and original ideas. the company was Launched earlier this year by Winchester, supported by dog power Producer See-Saw and talent agency Hamilton Hodel. Winchester Spent Three-and-a-half Years as President of David Heyman’s Heyday, Overseeing the Choices of Netflix clickbait and hiring teams in London and LA. Of those hired, he said: “Their experience and creativity, as well as our like-minded spirit and shared passion for finding ambitious, provocative and entertaining stories, make our mark as home to a new generation of creative visionaries. Will help solidify the place.”
Peter Capaldi To Receive Lifetime Gong at the BAFTA Scotland Awards
Peter Capaldi to receive BAFTA Scotland’s Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television Award. doctor who The star has worked on stage and screen, but is best known for his performance as spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in Armando Inucci’s political satire. Thick of it, and as the 12th Doctor for his time in the TARDIS. “I am very excited to receive the BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV award,” Capaldi said, which can currently be viewed on Amazon Prime Video. devil’s hour, The BAFTA Scotland Awards will take place in Glasgow on Sunday 20 November and will be hosted by journalist and broadcaster Edith Bowman.
American French Film Festival (formerly COLCOA) unveiled the 2022 awards
Emmanuel Maurets Fleeting Affair Diary and eric gravel all the time Won the top prize at the 26th edition of The American French Film Festival, formerly known as COLCOA. Mouret’s Relationship Drama Fleeting Affair Diary, which debuted at the Cannes official selection this year, won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Film. of gravel all the time Audience Choice Award. The drama trying to get a job interview as a single mom, played by Laure Calami, won Best Film and Actress at Venice Horizons in 2021. Michael Mann, a member of the DGA and the board of the Franco-American Cultural Fund, which runs the festival, presented the awards at an awards ceremony in Paris on November 2. The festival ran in Los Angeles from 10–16 October and presented 75 French films and series.
commercial boss join kelly webb-lambeMothership
Mothership Productions, former Channel 4 deputy program boss Kelly Webb-Lamb, has taken her next step by signing the director of commercial and business affairs. Donna Gomes will drive the non-scripted indie’s business strategy, work on commercial deals and lead on business matters and legal. The former BBC Group senior leadership team advisor has been doing her business in the space for more than 20 years. Circle Commissioner Web-Lamb launched Mothership earlier this year with former Channel 4 commissioners Gili Greenslade and Charlotte Desai and is already secure support From BBC Studios. “Donna brings with her vast experience in delivering ambitious creative content to the global market, and I am deeply impressed by her appetite and desire to become commercially creative and strong,” said Webb-Lamb.
Showtime’s ‘Couple Therapy’ heads to New Zealand
couples therapy Going to New Zealand. Paramount Global Content Distribution has signed its third deal for a Showtime doc series and the show will be produced locally for Warner Bros. by Warner Bros. International Television Production NZ. Discovery’s BVOD platform ThreeNow and Linear Channel 3. Casting will begin next year on the format in which world-renowned psychologist Dr. Orna Guralnik deftly guides couples through conflicts in real-life therapy sessions. The format has already been sold to Israel’s Cannes and Paramount+ in Australia. Paramount Global Content Distribution’s VP of International Formats Laura Burrell said it resonated “beyond all our expectations”.